Board Nomination Process

 

Each winter, the Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia accepts nominations to the Board of Directors.  This open process helps the Nomination Committee accomplish its mission to promote cultural, geographical, and organizational diversity in EEA's leadership.

The application for Board terms beginning July 1, 2017 is now open. You must be a current member of EEA to apply. To be considered, please submit your application no later than April 15, 2017.

Submit your application.

Questions about the board nomination process?  Contact the Nominations Committee Chairs.

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 For reference, here are the application questions:

1.  Please review the Board Member Duties and Responsibilities.  Will you be able to fulfill these duties?  If no, please describe why (if your professional work prevents you from being able to attend board meetings, you may be considered for a Board Member At-Large, which is a non-voting position.).

2.  Define the audience you serve.  (i.e. teachers statewide, students in a particular geographical area, grade levels, etc).

3.  Discuss your background as it relates to and supports EEA.

4.  What are your goals for environmental education in Georgia?

5.  Each board member serves as a committee chair or co-chair.  Please review the committee descriptions and indicate your area(s) of interest.  Describe how your skills could contribute to your selected committee(s).

 

For Term beginning July 1, 2017, we are specifically seeking chairs/co-chairs for the following committees:

  • Fundraising
  • Advanced Training for Environmental Education in Georgia (ATEEG)
  • Monarchs Across Georgia (MAG)
  • Volunteer Management
  • Regional Directors: South Ga, Central Ga, East Ga
  • Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance (SEEA) Representative

 

Board Member Duties & Responsibilities

Board member’s term is three years and individuals may serve two consecutive terms.  A nominee for board member should be a member of EEA.  Term begins July 1.  Duties include:

  • Make attendance at regular quarterly Board meetings and other special meetings of high priority (50% of the yearly meetings at a minimum).
  • Notify President if unable to attend any meeting or if you have to arrive late.
  • Actively serve on one committee as the Committee Chair (see below for descriptions)
  • Voluntarily assume responsibility for various tasks that arise from Board discussions, and seek to involve others (non-board) in EEA projects or tasks.  Complete agreed upon tasks in a timely manner.
  • Promote EEA events and activities with employing agencies, to other members, and the general public.
  • Assist chairs of the annual conference and/or symposium by encouraging attendance and serving as a volunteer during the event (set-up, break-down, registration, etc.).
  • Make attendance at the annual conference and/or symposium a high priority.
  • Submit 1 article for EEA’s E-Newsletter, The Link, per year.
  • Conduct other specific tasks as requested by the President.

 


EEA Committee Descriptions

Advanced Training for Environmental Education in Georgia (ATEEG) - Develops and implements the ATEEG program for EEA membership and shares sessions at the annual conference.  Only members of the ATEEG CAB are eligible to represent ATEEG as an EEA Board member.

Annual Conference - Plans the annual conference, including developing themes, identifying host sites, scheduling keynote speakers, panelists and concurrent session presenters, working with the host site staff, and communicating with board members regarding their conference duties.

Council of Outdoor Learning (COOL) - Develops and coordinates the annual Outdoor Learning Symposium each fall and works throughout the year to educate and implement outdoor learning areas in schools and the community.  Board representative must be able to attend COOL committee meetings.

Current Issues - Actively advances current and emerging EE issues through stakeholder engagement and partnerships, advocacy, and outreach, including work on the state environmental literacy plan.

Fundraising - Develops and implements fundraising strategies to support the infrastructure and programs of EEA including individual giving campaigns, grants, and corporate donations.

Member Services - Works on strengthening benefits and responsibilities for members and expanding the membership base through membership drives and public events.

Monarchs Across Georgia (MAG) - Works with teachers, students, families, communities, businesses and others to study and educate about monarch butterflies and other pollinators and to restore butterfly habitat across the state.  Board representative must be able to attend MAG Steering Committee meetings.

Public Relations and Newsletter - Looks for opportunities to market EEA membership and recruit members, including exhibiting at events, producing four e-newsletters per year, sending monthly email updates to members, and working with other committees to promote EEA events.

EEA Store - Oversees the purchasing, pricing, inventory, and selling of items in the EEA Store, including setup at EEA events such as the Annual Conference and the Outdoor Learning Symposium.

Volunteer Management - Works to recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers for EEA.

Website and Database Management (WDB) - Responsible for the maintenance of and improvements to the website and membership database, coordinates with and provides training and support to each committee to meet their website needs, oversees online event registration, and serves as a liaison to MemberClicks.

Regional Directors - Regional Directors will not serve as a committee chair, but as a representative of one of these regions: North GA, West GA, East GA, Central GA, South GA, Coastal GA, Metro Atlanta.  Duties will include: Serve as a local point of contact for members in their regions; foster state-wide engagement and representation, regional diversity, and active voice in policy and decision making; ensure local events and news are disseminated internally and externally; draft EEA newsletter updates for their region; network and recruit with EE providers in their region; organize and host member event for the region; facilitate State Wildlife Action Plan messaging components within the region.


 

Timeline for EEA Board Nominations Process for terms beginning July 1, 2017

January 2017 - Application open for online submissions

April 15, 2017 - Application submission deadline

May 1, 2017 - Voting slate is finalized

May 2017 - Membership votes online

June 1, 2017 - New EEA Board Members notified, Committee roles assigned

July 1, 2017 - Board term begins

Late July or Early August 2017 - EEA Board Retreat (Location TBD)

November 2017 - Board meeting (Location TBD)

February 2018 - Board meeting (Location TBD)

April 2018 - Board meeting (Location TBD)

 

Submit your application.